Cricket fraternity mourns Symonds’ demise

New Delhi, May 15 (UNI): Cricket fraternity across the world on Sunday mourned the death of former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds.

The Australian legend and two-time World Cup winner died in a car crash on Saturday night. The loss of Symonds came just two months after the tragic passing of champion leg-spinner Shane Warne, while former Australian wicketkeeper Rod Marsh also died of a heart attack earlier this year.


India spin-master Harbhajan Singh said: “Shocked to hear about the sudden demise of Andrew Symonds. Gone too soon. Heartfelt condolences to the family and friends. Prayers for the departed soul.”

“Shocking news #AndrewSymonds! My condolences to his family and friends. May God bless his soul,” Shikhar Dhawan tweeted.

Cricket expert and commentator Harsha Bhogle tweeted: “What a player when on song. And, at heart, a simple fellow as some of us were happy to discover. Too soon.” Former Indian batter Wasim Jaffer tweeted, “Terrible news to wake up to. Saddened to know that Andrew Symonds is no more. Gone way too soon Thoughts go out to his family and friends. May God give them strength to cope with this tragedy.”

Pakistan opening batter Ahamed Shahzad said: “Always a magnanimous presence in the field. Never imagined you’d go so early. Sad beyond words on hearing about Andrew Symonds passing away in a car accident. World cricket will always remember you.”

Former Pakistan Shoaib Akhtar said: “Devastated to hear about Andrew Symonds passing away in a car crash in Australia. We shared a great relationship on & off the field. Thoughts & prayers with the family.”

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